Ralph to the Rescue: Lifestyle Guru Creates Private Brand Division

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Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has created Global Brand Concepts, a unit that will focus on developing exclusive lifestyle brands with retailers.

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Ralph to the Rescue: Lifestyle Guru Creates Private Brand Division

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has created Global Brand Concepts, a unit that will focus on developing exclusive lifestyle brands with retailers.

clock January 8, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Ralph Lauren


The Polo Recipe for Profits

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s ability to innovate, create new brand strategies and extend existing brands not only resonates well with consumers, the firm’s strategies also pay off with robust top- and bottom-line growth.

clock January 8, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz


LVMH Names CEO of Fashion Division

Roussel has been charged with the vital task of improving the fortunes of LVMH’s smaller fashion franchises.

clock January 8, 2007Miles Socha

Celia Clancy


Celia Clancy Said Returning to Retail

Celia Clancy, a former top Wal-Mart merchant working in the private equity field, is expected to return to retailing soon.

clock January 8, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: A Superba Idea

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff

The Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas.

Fashion Features

Readying for the Trade Show Shuffle

Innerwear executives may be ready for a vacation by mid-February after a series of trade shows in quick succession.

clock January 8, 2007Karyn Monget

A look from the Anya group by Fauve at Eveden.

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Eveden Launches Fauve

Eveden Ltd., based in the U.K., is introducing a premium bra line extension called Fauve to its full-busted collection by Fantasie.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff

A look at spring 2007 items from Playboy.

Fashion Features

Playboy to Unveil Store in London

Playboy will open a 2,400-square-foot concept store next spring on Oxford Street, one of London’s main shopping thoroughfares.

clock January 8, 2007Nina Jones

Jill Stuart and Tim Schifter

Fashion Features

Jill Stuart Grasps Onto Bags

Jill Stuart has 1,000 bags in her repertoire, but, apparently, that’s not enough.

clock January 8, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Salvor's Bebetan bags.

Fashion Features

Findings: Booting Up … In The Bag … Time Out

After launching her handbags last year, Joy Gryson, former director of design and development of handbags and accessories for Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs, plans to grow her namesake company, Gryson.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff

Hartstrings has been updated for back-to-school.

Fashion Features

Hartstrings Builds on Classics

Hartstrings has made some key management changes to reenergize the signature brand and the trendier k.c. Parker line.

clock January 8, 2007Julee Greenberg

Splendid Girl launches for spring.

Fashion Features

A Younger Side of Ella Moss and Splendid

Mommy-and-me dressing is showing no signs of slowing down, especially here, where countless contemporary brands have downsized their products for the junior set.

clock January 8, 2007Marcy Medina

Anastasia, which is accelerating its international expansion, has 10 doors in Japan.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Anastasia Business Booming at Nordstrom

Eyebrow queen Ana­stasia Soare is conquering new retail territory and domestically, Nordstrom is the target.

clock January 8, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

CFDA Plans Strategy on Model Weight

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is moving ahead in putting together its strategy on the global debate on weight.

clock January 8, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Clive Owen

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Inside Man … Still Cool? … Open Table

According to industry sources, Lancome, the L’Oreal-owned beauty brand, has signed Clive Owen to be a spokesman.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff


Selection Trumps Price for Holiday Shoppers

Finding the right products in stock this holiday season was more important to shoppers than getting items on sale, according to a survey by KPMG LLP.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff

William Susman


The Big Picture: What It Takes to Grow in 2007

The business of fashion and retailing is getting tougher, but there is plenty of room to grow a brand, a panel of experts said.

clock January 8, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Working in the Amen studio.

Fashion Features

Amen Fuses Skills From Italy, India

Despite the religious implications in the brand’s name, there is no irreverent message in Amen, the Italian collection that has caught the eye of retailers from Linda Dresner to Maxfield.

clock January 8, 2007Luisa Zargani


Market Panel Sees Gains In an Up-and-Down 2007

Expect 2007 to be a good year for stocks overall, although the ride will be a bit on the bumpy side.

clock January 8, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Industry Sheds Jobs in December

Retailers and apparel and textile producers all cut payrolls in December, bucking the overall trend of stronger-than-expected job growth nationwide for the month.

clock January 8, 2007Evan Clark


Hilco Consumer Capital Buys Apparel Holdings

Hilco Consumer Capital LLC has acquired Apparel Holdings Group, manufacturer of women’s, men’s, juniors and children’s apparel under such labels as Caribbean Joe, Periscope and Cupid’s Cup.

clock January 8, 2007Whitney Beckett

Retailers are addressing manpower issues on their selling floors.


Retail Ranks Continue to Shrink

Industry employment is shrinking because of cost-cutting, consolidation, technology advances and the rise of Internet shopping.

clock January 8, 2007David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Gita Costa

Fashion Features

ElizaGray: From Ponytails to Handbags

Accessories designer Gita Costa has a bit of an identity problem.

clock January 8, 2007Lauren Benet Stephenson


Memo Pad: Count The Ways … Digital Facelift … Ride The Wave

Celebrity blogger Mario Lavandeira, aka Perez Hilton, has reached a new level of ubiquity, what with all the magazine profiles, New Year’s Eve MTV appearances and sharing party-hosting duties with Christina Aguilera that same night at the Hudson Hotel.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff


Jil Sander Group Makes P.R. Shift

After 17 years, the Jil Sander Group is parting ways with Marion Greenberg Inc. as its North American public relations and communications team.

clock January 8, 2007WWD Staff


Done Deals & In Development

The running of the bulls will continue in 2007.

clock January 8, 2007Amy S. Choi


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